Border to Gowrie project update December 2021

2021 was a milestone year for the project with the Border to Gowrie draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released for public comment earlier this year. Read on for a snapshot of the year that was and what we’re looking forward to in 2022.

December 22, 2021

Inland Rail staff members at a Border to Gowrie draft Environmental Impact Statement public exhibition information session in 2021

While COVID-19 continued to keep everyone on their toes for much of the year, it was wonderful to get back out into our local communities when we could.

During 2021 we:

  • hosted 25 community events
  • had 2060 individual conversations
  • supported five Community Consultative Committee (CCC) meetings (including combined Inner and Southern Darling Downs CCC meetings)
  • distributed nine electronic newsletters to more than 25,000 recipients
  • undertook 54 targeted Indigenous engagement.

Next year we’re looking forward to:

  • continuing to work closely with communities along the alignment
  • working with the Queensland Coordinator-General to respond to draft EIS submissions
  • supporting ‘meet the contractor’ forums where local businesses and suppliers can meet our preferred contractor for the Northern Civil Works Program, BHQ Joint Venture.

For more information about the project’s status, visit our website.

Out and about

Late last month, we had the privilege of feeding the small army of volunteers who turned out to help the Inglewood homes and businesses inundated by floodwater. Armed with a car full of bread rolls, meat, drinks and a BBQ, our Toowoomba office team were pleased to help the community in this small way.

Our thoughts remain with those who have been affected by recent weather events. We wish you a safe summer ahead.

Contact us

As always, if you have any questions or would like to chat, please reach out to your local engagement representative, or get in touch by:

  • dropping into our office at 143-145 Margaret Street, Toowoomba (next door to Fitzy’s)
  • calling 1800 732 761
  • emailing inlandrailqld@artc.com.au.

IMAGE: Inland Rail staff members at a Border to Gowrie draft Environmental Impact Statement public exhibition information session in 2021


December 22, 2021


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